To use the calculator key in the property price. The calculator will automatically calculate total legal or lawyer fees (with 6% service tax & disbursement) and stamp duty or Memorandum of Transfer (MOT).

For property price exceeding RM7.5 million, legal fees of the excess RM7.5 million is negotiable but subjected to maximum of 0.4%.

If you have any comments or looking for more information please leave it in “How to Calculate Legal Fees & Stamp Duty when Buying a Property?” post.

A calculator set up for Australia is available at

1Malaysia Housing Programme

On the 4th July 2011, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak launched Program Perumahan 1Malaysia or 1Malaysia Housing Programme (PR1MA). The programme aim to assist the middle income group who can neither afford to buy high-end property nor are eligible for existing My First Home Scheme and others low-cost public housing scheme to own a home.

Middle income group are those with household income in between RM2,500 to RM7,500 per month regardless whether they work with the government, the private sector or self-employed.

The programme will be plan and coordinate projects by 1Malaysia Housing Programme Corporation, and placed under the Prime Minister’s Department. The corporation would also distribute houses under the projects to eligible recipients.

Below are the details of 1Malaysia Housing Programme (PR1MA).

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Everyone would like to buy a property, either for own stay or for an investment. However, do you know that on top of the property price, you have to pay a substantial amount of money for legal or lawyer fees and stamp duty?

Legal fees is payable to the appointed lawyer who will prepare Sale & Purchase Agreement between purchaser and vendor. On other hand, Stamp Duty which also known as Memorandum Of Transfer (MOT) is payable to the government & collected by Lawyer on behalf of the government.

Below is the details on how to calculate Legal Fees & Stamp Duty or else you may use online Legal Fees & Stamp Duty calculator.

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